Author Archives: Mack Watts

Achieve Big Goals by Taking a Million Baby Steps

dreams steps

In Mark Cuban’s book How to Win at the Sport of Business, he mentions that in his early years he created a list of cool jobs that he wanted to have one day.

And it worked out well for him; from working on computer systems to owning an NBA franchise, Cuban has built a legacy by setting a goal and then figuring out how to make that goal a reality…   

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What Picture is the “Social You” Painting for Employers?

The Social You

For a minute, let’s forget about that beautiful profile pic of yours. Instead, focus on the picture that employers paint in their heads when they discover you in the online world. A world in which – no matter who you are – everything you do and say online contributes to how others see you… the social you.   

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25 Questions I Need Answered Before I’m 25

25 Answers for Millennials

The thought of entering the workforce is scary. Really scary.

There are no SparkNotes for creating meaningful work. No silver bullet that helps you get noticed, or hired. No matter what our parents tell us, nothing really makes us special.

Quite the opposite: from my perspective as a soon-to-be college junior, millions of us twenty-somethings are pushed into the workforce with nothing but a college degree that doesn’t seem at all special anymore…   

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These 6 Tips Guarantee a Successful Summer Internship

great intern

Often I think back to an internship experience I had last summer. I remember the projects I worked on, the day-to-day processes I learned and improved, and why I felt summer internships were a good experience for me, and for my career.

How was I able to turn a low-key internship into one of the most influential experiences of my young career?   

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Are Millennials The Lost Generation? [Infographic]

lost-generation

How about we start talking about what we do bring to the table?

Let’s start creating labels such as: tech-savvy, entrepreneurial and optimistic. Millennials are constantly receiving punches to the gut, yet we continue to thrive. This infographic highlights many reasons why millennials deserve better. We are the future of the workforce and it is time to begin realizing what we are all about.   

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A Before and After Story: How Recruiters View Your Resume

Crystal ball

Almost everyone knows that after all of that time you put into making your past work seem appealing to an employer, your resume warrants just 6 seconds of the recruiter’s attention. Since their time is limited and the stack of resumes never ends, in a quick glance hiring managers look for key skills or experiences that will determine if you get put into “to interview” stack, or into the garbage. So how do you make yourself stand out? How can you gain some insight to what an employer sees when they look at your resume? An idea I recently came   

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